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Fredrikson attorney Mark Vyvyan has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN).

VLN presents this award to Vyvyan due to his deep and long-term commitment to pro bono work in the area of housing and litigation. Vyvyan’s work includes serving six clients at his most recent housing court shift. He has also been instrumental in starting the housing court clinic program between VLN and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA). In addition to his pro bono work, Vyvyan mentors and supports a team of housing attorneys at Fredrikson.

As an attorney in Fredrikson, Vyvyan is a litigator known for winning important cases for his clients in areas like commercial landlord-tenant disputes, complex foreclosures, construction disputes, oil and gas litigation, and significant boundary and easement disputes. Vyvyan also has experience handling real estate transactions, which makes him a more effective litigator. He has tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in states across the Upper Midwest. Vyvyan is well-known for his hard work, responsiveness and expertise in achieving great results for his clients.

Established in 1966, Volunteer Lawyers Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys. VLN’s mission is to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 350+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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